Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

424 Transport and Rescue Squadron

424 Transport and Rescue Squadron Badge

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BADGE

Description

Argent a heraldic tiger's head erased Or langued Azure.

Significance

The squadron was adopted by Hamilton and adopted the tiger's head in reference to the Hamilton football team.

MOTTO

CASTIGANDOS CASTIGAMUS (We chastise those who deserve to be chastised)

BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA, 1943-1945; BALTIC, 1944-1945; FORTRESS EUROPE, 1943-1944; FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945; Biscay Ports, 1943-1944; Ruhr, 1943-1945; Berlin, 1944; German Ports, 1943-1945; Normandy, 1944; Rhine; BISCAY, 1943-1944; SICILY, 1943; ITALY, 1943; Salerno.

LINEAGE

Authorized as '424 (Bomber) Squadron' 15 October 1942.1
Disbanded 15 October 1945.2
Reformed as '424 Light Bomber Squadron (Auxiliary)' 15 April 1946.3
Redesignated '424 Fighter Squadron (Auxiliary)' 1 April 1947.4
Redesignated '424 "City of Hamilton" (Fighter) Squadron' 19 September 1952.5
Redesignated '424 "City of Hamilton" (Transport) (Auxiliary) Squadron' 22 September 1957.6
Redesignated 424 Squadron' 31 March 1958.7
Disbanded 31 March 1964.8
Reformed as '424 Communication and Rescue Squadron' 8 July 1968,9 from '102 Composite Unit' (authorized 1 January 1959).10
Redesignated '424 Transport and Rescue Squadron' 18 September 1968.11

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on bombing operations in Great Britain under 'Bomber Command' and in Tunisia under 'Mediterranean Command'.13

SQUADRON STANDARD

424 Transport and Rescue Squadron

1. Loose minute/Note d'accompagnement 2698/D of O, 10 October 1942, no file number/aucun numéro de dossier,Kardex 181.009 (D612); AFRO 1296/45, Appendix "B"

2. Information Memorandum No 170, 11 October 42, file/dossier 1 S.2-3-42 (DAS), Kardex 181.006 (D304)

3. Organization Order 722, 21 May 1946, file/dossier 192-10-9/424 (DOE), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 151

4. Organization Order 825, 15 February 1947, file/dossier 192-10-64/424 (DOE), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 151

5. Organization Order 72/52, 19 September 1952, file/dossier 895-64/424 pt 2, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3048

6. Organization Order R5.0.16.1, 12 August 1957, file/dossier, 895-64/424 pt 2, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3048

7. Organization Order R5.0.16.1, 19 February 1958, file/dossier 895-64/424, pt 2, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3048

8. Organization Order R8.16.1, file/dossier 895-64/424 (DOE), vol 2, NAC/AN, RG/GE 24, Accn 83-84/216, box/boîte 3048

9. CFOO/OOFC 8.9.4, 1 October/octobre 1968, file/dossier F 1901-2521

10. Organization Order 5.2.1, 15 October 1958, file/dossier 895-63/13 (COrgM), RCAF Diaries, microfilm 258

11. CFOO/OOFC 8.9.4, 1 October/octobre 1968, file/dossier F 1901-2521

12. CFOO/OOFC 2.13.4, 9 September/septembre 1977, file/dossier 1901-2521 (DMCO)

13. Location of RCAF Squadrons, January 1944, Document Collection/collection de documents 72/360; Order of Detail No 32, 15 October 1942, no file number/aucun numéro de dossier, Kardex 181.006 (D304); Secret Message, HQ, Bomber Command, to HQ, No.6 (RCAF) Group, 19 April 1943, file/dossier BC/S.29941/Org., Kardex 181.006 (D64); Memorandum, HQ, Bomber Command, to HQ, No.4 Group, 16 October 1942, no file number/ aucun numéro de dossier, Kardex 181.009 (D1707); AFRO 1296/45, Appendix "B"; AFHS, "No.424 (Tiger) Squadron", PRF/DRP R S7 424

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